Dr. Tommy Bischoff

Dr. Tommy Bischoff, LMFT, LMFT-S

I believe that every person has the capacity to heal and improve. You are strong and capable, even if you are struggling or hurting. Life can and will be difficult at times, and therapy is a great place to work through, improve, and heal from whatever challenge you may face. With effort and willingness, I firmly believe you can overcome anything and things will always work out. Therapy can be a reminder that you are good enough and assist you in reaching your goals. I am knowledgeable and well – trained in the science and art of helping people. I earned my master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Northern Illinois University. From there, I went on to pursue my Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Connecticut. I am an AAMFT Approved Supervisor and I currently teach and supervise as an Assistant Professor at Pfeiffer University in their Marriage and Family Therapy program- training students to become therapists. My therapy approach is very collaborative. I believe you are the expert of your life and I will work with you to achieve your goals. Research clearly indicates that having a good relationship between the therapist and client is crucial for positive outcomes to occur. I listen empathically, express compassion, and strive to create a space that feels comfortable for you to express yourself. In a safe environment, together we will explore, process, and learn what can be done differently in order to achieve greater satisfaction and peace. As a Marriage
and Family Therapist and a Certified Grief Specialist, I look at situations from a systemic and relational lens. This means that it is
important to examine one’s self, relationships, and environment and how each of these interact with each other. Each of us influence and are influenced by our relationships and environment. Understanding the process for how you interact with each of these things will bring greater awareness and opportunity for change. My specialty is working with couples and individual sparticularly relationship issues. My clinical focus also includes, but is not limited to: anxiety, depression, trauma, infert ility, selfesteem, stress-management, family conflict, communication issues, spirituality, and grief and loss. I am also fluent and able to
provide therapy in Spanish.